Billy Budd

Directed by Peter Ustinov

Seems the author of Moby Dick is making a comeback, influencing a number of books, a Laurie Anderson performance, and two films (BEAU TRAVAIL and Leos Carax¹s POLA X). This classic adaptation of Herman Melville¹s shipboard novel offered Stamp his first film role as the beautiful sailor Billy. Sadistic Captain Claggart terrorises the warship until young Billy Budd accidentally kills him and, in turn must pay the ultimate price.

125 minutes

Country of origin:
Great Britain

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